Peace? No Peace


Taliban militants attacked key buildings near Afghanistan's presidential palace and the U.S. CIA headquarters in Kabul, a brazen assault that could derail attempts for peace talks to end 12 years of war.

The Taliban, who have said they are willing to take part in talks with the United States and Afghan President Hamid Karzai's administration, said they launched the early morning assault, which triggered a 90-minute firefight.

A U.S. envoy was in Kabul on Tuesday to try to smooth the way forward for the stalled talks in the Gulf state of Qatar ahead of the pullout from Afghanistan of most of the NATO-led troops next year. He had been expected to meet reporters at the U.S. Embassy, but the conference was called off.

Karzai was also due to attend, but his whereabouts were not known. A palace official said he was safe.

Posted by: Howie at 08:40 AM


1 Gosh, could this really derail the peace talks? I mean if the taliban over ran those buildings and barbequed and ate our CIA guys on the rooftop and built a trebuchet to throw babies into a mine field our Dear Leader would make the usual excuses for them. That is, if the incident were reported at all. But i certainly am relieved to hear that the democratically elected ISI sock puppet is safe.

Posted by: Storm Saxon's Gall Bladder at June 25, 2013 08:52 AM

2 as some has said "know Islam, no peace. No Islam, know peace."

Posted by: john spielman at June 25, 2013 09:43 AM

3 John, that's a good one.

Posted by: Howie at June 25, 2013 10:02 AM

4 current cost to kill one Taliban is 50 million dollars, Each pair of boots on the ground costs 1` million a year. we kill about 3000 Taliban a year. 10 per day about 1/2 from the air and 1/2 from infantry.

Posted by: occam at June 25, 2013 11:21 AM

5 It be costin two dollars to produce another Taliban man.

Posted by: Darquayvious Jones at June 25, 2013 12:43 PM

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